Shimano or Campagnolo

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Chrisw1980
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Shimano or Campagnolo

Postby Chrisw1980 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 19:41 pm

O yes its time for the ugly question ive choosen the bike no its time to ask what groupset sir? Dura Ace and record, and Sram red are a bit out of my price range but what about the best of the rest Ultegra/105, Carbon Centaur/Cenataur maybe stretch to Chorus at a push, and Sram force/ Rival


Thanks for any experiences

Chris :shock:

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Postby inseine » Fri Mar 27, 2009 19:55 pm

You've not been on here long have you? You'll know what I mean in about 3000 posts time.....

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Postby dennisn » Fri Mar 27, 2009 20:05 pm

It has been decided, by a 10 to 1 margin, that Campy is best, or was it Shimano, wait, maybe it was Sram. In any case, now that you know the results you can buy with confidence.

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Postby roger merriman » Fri Mar 27, 2009 20:31 pm

any chance of trying at least the levers out? might hate/love the way one system works or not.

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Postby ACMadone » Fri Mar 27, 2009 20:57 pm

Shimano, no contest

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Postby ACMadone » Fri Mar 27, 2009 20:58 pm

Oops pressed submit too soon. It's all about individual preference at the end of the day.See if you can test a bike with Shimano, SRAM or Campag and see which works the best for you.

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Postby fast as fupp » Fri Mar 27, 2009 21:23 pm

ethically. aesthetically, technologically it can only be campag

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Postby Flasher » Fri Mar 27, 2009 21:32 pm

I have a bike with Shimano and a bike with Campag, I much prefer the Campag shifters but Shimano have a much better (IMO) range of cassettes.

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Postby vitesse169 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 22:25 pm

I have shimano ultegra on my TT bike, & Campag Veloce on my road race bike. Can't really compare them as 1 is bar end shift, t'other is by ergo's. But I do prefer the Campag shifting......

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Postby Chicago Dave » Fri Mar 27, 2009 22:29 pm

nice pic of your bike.
is that 'flat stanley' next to it?

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campag/shimano

Postby dilemna » Sat Mar 28, 2009 00:58 am

I have both Ultegra 9 speed and Chorus STis ( sounds like a disease ). Both shift very well, except I prefer the Ultegra STi set up with brake and gear change levers together as opposed to seperate like Campag. My Chorus levers are a few years old now 2004 10 speed spec so maybe Campag have now copied Shimano set up? Campag everytime though for hubs. IMHO far superior than Shimano.
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Postby Mister W » Sat Mar 28, 2009 07:34 am

Pick the one that you find most comfortable and the best in the range that you can afford.

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Postby roger merriman » Sat Mar 28, 2009 09:20 am

minor pluses and minus either way, shimano stuff tends to not be servicable yet campag sells almost every part. campag uses weaker brakes on the rear, and likened it to ABS which is one way of saying your all ham fisted lumps who can't modulate brakes, there are loads and loads of reasons to like and dislike very few are any thing but minor, go for the one you like, as my only roadie at the mo is downtube shifters i'm with shimano though i'm more campy leaning for newer bikes even if their ABS fluff anoys a little.

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Postby fast as fupp » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:14 am

ii have it on good authority that shimanoistas have horns and cloven hooves and worship the devil :twisted:

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Postby dennisn » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:49 pm

fast as fupp wrote:ii have it on good authority that shimanoistas have horns and cloven hooves and worship the devil :twisted:


You take that back or I'll put a curse on you.

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Postby fast as fupp » Sat Mar 28, 2009 14:55 pm

dennisn wrote:
fast as fupp wrote:ii have it on good authority that shimanoistas have horns and cloven hooves and worship the devil :twisted:


You take that back or I'll put a curse on you.

Dennis Noward


im already cursed! :lol:

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Postby cyclingfury » Sun Mar 29, 2009 17:22 pm

You can always buy a combination of all three. I think it's marketed as Shimpagnoloram. :wink:
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